Category Archives: Sin

The Mistakes of Peter

by Jim Mickells | Hickory Heights Messenger What do people remember most about the apostle Peter? Would it be his great impetuousness? No doubt he acted quickly on occasion without adequate thought. I have certainly been guilty of such one … Continue reading

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What does the Bible say about gambling?

John Hines | via Watching & Waiting (woodlandchurchofchrist.org) Many turn a blind eye to it. Many see nothing wrong with it. States have legalized it telling us how the money goes to support the schools yet just as quickly as … Continue reading

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Watch Your Abbreviations!

by William J. Stewart We live in an age where abbreviations are used extensively in informal written communication (texting, social media, etc.), and even to some degree in day to day conversation. Maybe you’ve overheard a teenage girl talking about her … Continue reading

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What David Didn’t Say

by Greg Gwin | via ‘The Beacon’ at Collegevue Church of Christ One of the most famous episodes in the Bible is that of David’s sin with Bathsheba and Nathan’s subsequent confrontation with the king. It has often been pointed … Continue reading

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The Idols of Today

by Wayne Goff In studying Colossians 1, we see a very specific description of the greatness and completeness of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I am afraid that many Christians today would find that description rather boring and uninteresting. … Continue reading

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Does The Holy Spirit Jump In & Out Of The Christian?

by William J. Stewart The Scriptures talk about the Holy Spirit dwelling in the child of God (Romans 8:9, 11; etc.). The apostle John identifies that as part of the confidence we can have in the Lord (1 John 3:24). However, … Continue reading

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The Man Of Sin

William J. Stewart Something that stands out about Paul’s letters to the church at Thessalonica is that he mentions the coming of the Lord in every chapter. Check it out (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 2:19; 3:13; 4:13-17; 5:2-10, 23; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; … Continue reading

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Why Did Jesus Not Sin?

by William J. Stewart In 2 Corinthians 5:21, the apostle Paul refers to Jesus as “Him who knew no sin.” The apostle John concurs, saying “in Him there is no sin” (1 John 3:5). Jesus lived thirty-some years on this … Continue reading

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Temptation (2 of 2)

William J. Stewart It is a fairly common thing for professional sports teams to carefully watch video of their opponents. They watch to learn patterns, to decipher the other team’s playbook or game plan. If you know what your opponent is … Continue reading

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Temptation (1 of 2)

William J. Stewart At the end of Genesis 25, Esau sold his birthright to his brother Jacob. He had come from the field weary and hungry, and set a greater value on a bowl of stew than on the privilege that … Continue reading

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